K-3ii upgrade to K-3iii


Steppy

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 00:28
Wonder if Pentax will do the K-3ii upgrade like they have with their K-1???

Algernon

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 08:38
Can't see it. They need a new body anyway with at least a fold out screen.

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Algi

derek897

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 09:20
Algernon wrote:
Can't see it. They need a new body anyway with at least a fold out screen.

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I'd agree with that.
Haven't heard any rumours but I'd say it'll be a new model, not just an upgrade like the k5ii-k5iis
I know what i like, If not always why.

pgweber

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 09:24
Who would buy a K5.iis with improved auto-focus and accelerator/pre-processor unit?
Peter

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Algernon

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 10:22
I wish they would bring out decent manual focus. The beep/green light CIF etc. is pretty much still the same as the original MEF. It wouldn't take a lot of R&D and would have to be able to ID the lens in use and also obtain focus distance from it. They obtain that anyway for AF lenses and MF would probably be restricted to AF lenses (used as MF purely because they can already supply the info) such as the 50mm/100mm macros.

It would be a feather in their cap to have the best MF of any make. I mean MM accuracy.

The magnified focus peaking on the K-1 seems quite good though.
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Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 26/02/2018 - 10:27

derek897

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 10:42
That would be cool.
I know what i like, If not always why.

wvbarnes

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 11:37
I doubt we will see anything this year.

I would have thought a KP style but with k3II high end features such as existing 200,000 shutter, dual card slots, fixed not adaptable main grip, full size battery. An extra dial and small top LCD from the new cameras would be important and all the latest developments for AF and grain free high ISO photos.

I would like to see body weight start to come back down with the steel chassis under castings replaced by a new monocoque as I believe Nikon have developed. I note new mirrorless such as Fuji are growing in size. Nice chance to outshine them then. How i long for 35mm pentax film size cameras again

Much better connectivity to phones and PC's as Canon are developing. I thought Ricoh bought a company for this recently

I would like to see a bundled kit zoom with the PLM motor of the excellent and quick focussing 55 - 300mm

I would like to see the prime range all with PLM motors. I understand this can not work at present with heavier fast lenses.

I would like to see compeitive pricing, bucked by the mid range KP I guess though we will be asked for £1500 for a new top APS-C body.

Most of all I'd like to see Ricoh communicating regularly with their customer base here. They are truly rubbish at that. i see the US site plan to interview the Pentax team again at CP+ Why can't this sites emagezine owners secure us some insight please?
Bill
Last Edited by wvbarnes on 26/02/2018 - 11:38

derek897

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 11:55
Some good thoughts and ideas in there Bill,
I doubt they will style it on the kp though.
Not mainstream enough.
I'd be surprised if it wasn't a little bigger even than k3ii.
I think £1500 would be too close to k1ii price point. £1200 is where I think it'll be pitched.
I could be talking a load of cr#p though
I know what i like, If not always why.

Algernon

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 12:02
There will also be a KPii. It's not yet known which will be released first.

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Gwyn

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 12:45
Well it is nearly time for CP plus which is a show here new stuff is announced and displayed, and it is a Photokina year so who knows maybe there will be some good news for APS-C users. We can but hope!

pgweber wrote:
Who would buy a K5.iis with improved auto-focus and accelerator/pre-processor unit?

Me probably.

Off topic Photokina moves to May next year and becomes an annual show.

richandfleur

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 17:24
Iím thinking mini K-1 body with K-3 specs.

Not sure how committed to KP form factor they are.

Still think AF needs a major overhaul in terms of tracking ability and eye AF. Not sure how possible that will ever be with screw drive connection?

Would obviously love to see mechanical IBIS make a return for video. And for focus peaking to remain on during video capture...

Mike-P

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 19:58
pgweber wrote:
Who would buy a K5.iis with improved auto-focus and accelerator/pre-processor unit?

In a heartbeat although 2 card slots, a flippy screen and bluetooth/Wi-Fi would be most welcome as well.
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darkskies

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 20:07
All the piss-taking that went on when people first saw that flippy screen, but it's invaluable.
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HarisF1

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 20:28
darkskies wrote:
All the piss-taking that went on when people first saw that flippy screen, but it's invaluable.

Which one? The one from the K-S2, the KP or the K-1?

From the lot, I wouldn't mind the KP one since I don't really swivel the screen too much. The screen from the K-1 is too techy, even for 2018!

richandfleur

Link Posted 26/02/2018 - 20:37
HarisF1 wrote:
too techy, even for 2018!

None are touchscreen.

Side note, but I'd love a touchscreen for menus and image review (pinch to zoom, drag to move around etc).
A good UI implementation means you'd provide options to turn it off (for those who outright don't want it) and you'd also allow for all those functions to be controlled via hardware buttons also, so you could use either interface method if you wanted to. There are times when a touchscreen doesn't work particularly well, like when it's wet or very cold etc.

It's interesting that the screen is ideal when shooting landscapes on a tripod. You can focus much more precisely via digital zoom and focus peaking for example. In this mode a DSLR offers nothing over a mirrorless camera, so I do think there is a market for a Pentax mirrorless camera, even for the traditional landscape use of many Pentax customers.
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